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A tiny town in Slovenia, Bled is nestled in the Julian Alps and home to the emerald Lake Bled. The idyllic lake is framed by mountains, and right in the middle of the water lies Bled Island, a little islet lush with greenery and dominated by a baroque church.

One of Bled’s iconic sights is the medieval Bled Castle, perched on a cliff and overlooking the lake. The castle boasts a drawbridge over a moat, a museum, a chapel and a panoramic terrace offering unspoiled views of Lake Bled with its church-topped island. To visit the 17th-century Church of the Mother of God on the Lake, you can take a ‘pletna’ (traditional wooden boat) to Bled Island. Legend has it that ringing the bell makes wishes come true, and the air is filled with the chiming of church bells rung by hopeful travellers. If you climb the 99 steps to try your own luck, one thing that’s definitely promised is an unforgettable view.

A picturesque little place, Bled offers plenty of opportunities to experience its natural beauty. The glacial Lake Bled freezes in winter, when you can ice skate, ski and sled on it, while it’s a peaceful spot for a swim in the summer months. For spectacular views of the blue-green lake and the surrounding scenery, you can hike up to one of the nearby viewpoints – Ojstrica, Mala Osojnica or Velika Osojnica.


From $68 per night

This weekend

From $115 per night

Next weekend

From $128 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.08
Language Slovenian
Average weekend price $147 per night
Average weekday price $146 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Wonderful, beautiful.

December 8, 2023

Wonderful, beautiful. But it was raining all the time, so we couldn´t see everything what we want. The small "island" on lake is perfect. Very recommended. And people are so friendly there....

Beata Slovakia

Amazingly beautiful.

October 24, 2023

Amazingly beautiful. So much to see. The boat trip was great. Walk up to castle was tough but so worth it. The blue color of the lake was breathtaking. One if the most beautiful places I have ever been to.

Christine United States of America

Fabulous apartment!

October 10, 2023

Fabulous apartment! Very clean and exactly as described. Would recommend as there is a grocery store across the road and not too far to the recommended pubs and dining. Great host meets you when you arrive plus the bonus of private parking. Thanks so much Cathy

CATHY Canada

Bled has changed so much over the past two decades.

October 3, 2023

Bled has changed so much over the past two decades. It's become a tourist destination, not a place for someone that loves the country, culture, people. It is of course world class beautiful, but so is the rest of the country.

Lawrence United States of America

An excellent and beautiful lakeside location surrounded by...

September 12, 2023

An excellent and beautiful lakeside location surrounded by forests and mountains. But because of that, it is an extremely popular destination for locals and foreign visitors alike, with much traffic, Parking can be difficult and relatively expensive.

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lady of the 100 United Kingdom

the area was nice but the only recommendation I can give is...

August 23, 2023

the area was nice but the only recommendation I can give is don't book the hotel online go there and see with your own eyes and then make your reservation there at the hotel front desk because whatever they have declared on the website its not true and don't trust.


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